Created 1-Mar-20
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When Union Station was opened in 1894, it was the world’s largest train depot, and, at its peak in the 1940s, serviced 100,000 people a day. It was restored in the 1980s as a hotel, shopping and entertainment center, wedding and meeting venue, restaurant complex, home to the St. Louis Aquarium and the Wheel, a 200-foot-high observation wheel. Grand Hall, with its Art-Deco barrel-vaulted ceiling, mosaics, gold leaf ornamentation, detailed moulding, and Tiffany stained-glass windows, was the former train lobby and is now the hotel’s lobby and restaurant.

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